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http://ebiomedia.com
This biological tour lets students explore the lives of various animals, take detailed tours of certain animals’ characteristics, and investigate the natural history of any of several organisms. Students can examine the evolution and diversity of the eye, match the larvae of marine animals with their adult forms, or watch animations ranging from cell biology to processes of evolution. Galleries are illustrated with photographs and animations. The site also features a monthly contest, a quiz and a collection of downloadable teaching resources.

www.dlcoursefinder.com
This online directory of distance learning courses includes information on a number of institutions offering courses via the Web. Institutions offering distance learning can list their contact information and details about individual courses.

www.kinderstart.com
This search engine is designed for the parents and caregivers of young children. It offers organized and easy-to-use search results on hundreds of topics affecting children, from health to travel. Search results are specific to children’s issues.

www.vpw.com
Video Placement Worldwide distributes free, sponsored educational materials to teachers. An online newsletter helps teachers discover new videos, including titles that deal with health and safety, life skills, volunteerism, careers, and environmental awareness and protection.

www.ipl.org/reading/shakespeare/shakespeare.html
The Internet Public Library has 270 entries related to William Shakespeare, including timelines, a biography quiz, genealogy charts, Shakespeare festivals, and Shakespearean tales told in language appropriate for young readers. It also includes a number of paintings, illustrations and teaching guides related to the playwright’s works.

http://ebiomedia.com
This biological tour lets students explore the lives of various animals, take detailed tours of certain animals’ characteristics, and investigate the natural history of any of several organisms. Students can examine the evolution and diversity of the eye, match the larvae of marine animals with their adult forms, or watch animations ranging from cell biology to processes of evolution. Galleries are illustrated with photographs and animations. The site also features a monthly contest, a quiz and a collection of downloadable teaching resources.

www.dlcoursefinder.com
This online directory of distance learning courses includes information on a number of institutions offering courses via the Web. Institutions offering distance learning can list their contact information and details about individual courses.

www.kinderstart.com
This search engine is designed for the parents and caregivers of young children. It offers organized and easy-to-use search results on hundreds of topics affecting children, from health to travel. Search results are specific to children’s issues.

www.vpw.com
Video Placement Worldwide distributes free, sponsored educational materials to teachers. An online newsletter helps teachers discover new videos, including titles that deal with health and safety, life skills, volunteerism, careers, and environmental awareness and protection.

www.ipl.org/reading/shakespeare/shakespeare.html
The Internet Public Library has 270 entries related to William Shakespeare, including timelines, a biography quiz, genealogy charts, Shakespeare festivals, and Shakespearean tales told in language appropriate for young readers. It also includes a number of paintings, illustrations and teaching guides related to the playwright’s works.

This article originally appeared in the 05/01/2001 issue of THE Journal.

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